Kawasaki initially offered the 2019 Ninja 1000 with colour schemes of candy lime green and metallic spark black. Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Matte Fusion Silver colour has now been added to the Ninja 1000 palette in India.
Ninja 1000, launched in India in 2017, is now sold in its MY 2019 avatar. This comes with several feature and performance upgrades. It is available at a price of Rs.10.29 lakhs. And, brought into the country via semi knock down kits, and assembled locally.
In its new colour scheme, Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Matte Fusion Silver colour is limited to just 60 units. Price is similar to the other colour options. This new colour scheme has been added following customer demands for more colour options. Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is sold in small numbers, so, the allotment for India would be more than enough.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 boasts of feature and performance updates. These include new LED headlamps, pilot lamp, a new display console and several electronic aids such as three level traction control system, and two switchable power modes. It features KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) and KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System). Thanks to a new fairing, it sees improved aerodynamics and reduced weight.
2019 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is powered by the same engine that was seen on its earlier counterpart. This 1,043cc, inline 4-cyl, liquid cooled engine returns 142 hp power at 10,000 rpm, and 111 Nm torque at 7,300 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission.
Slip and assist clutch, and dual channel ABS are standard features. Suspension is via 41mm inverted forks in the front, and horizontal back link monoshock at the rear. Braking is via 300mm petal disc in the front with monoblock calipers and 250mm rear petal disc brakes. Kawasaki Ninja 1000 competes with the Ducati SuperSport priced at Rs.13 lakhs. Suzuki GSX-S1000F, and Yamaha MT-09 too compete in the segment.
Kawasaki India sales have improved since the company launched the Ninja 300. The company’s bigger bikes, as expected have a small sales volume. However, the company has done well to introduce a wide range of bikes in India to meet a wide range of customer preferences. Kawasaki Ninja 1000 is no doubt a specialist bike.